As we all sit down this week for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, let’s give a special thanks and shout-out to our nation’s farmers. This week is National Ag Week, a time where the Agriculture Council of America encourages giving the farming community well-deserved recognition for their hard work.
How can you and your company help recognize America’s agriculture community this week?
America’s farmers are some of the unsung heroes of our country- providing us with such a bountiful variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, & grains. We’re quite lucky how self-sustainable our country is. This week is the time to celebrate and support our current and future generations of farmers- it is Future Farmers of America Week!
What do our farmers rely on the most during their day-to-day tasks? They want to grab their best pocket knife out of their back pocket. These are by far the best ones out there to celebrate #FFAWeek:
SODBUSTER STYLE: EDC (everyday carry) knives that any farmer can carry in their back pocket and grab whenever needed
STOCKMAN STYLE: You don’t need to carry multiple knives, as this style has 3 blades in one. Multiple uses for farmers & ranchers who have livestock
There are a lot of pocket knives out there to choose from, amiright? How do you choose the right one for your customers? Well, if you’ve at least narrowed your search down to the popular engraved Gerber knives, here are some stats about them that may surprise you:
Gerber Knives is the #1 direct military supplier of knives & multi-tools
Many of their knives are manufactured in Portland, OR
They use 686,000 lbs of steel a year!
One of the most prestigious positions at the company? The Knife Sharpener
It’s the middle of winter, but doesn’t a fresh cherry pie sound delicious? Even though most of us don’t have access to fresh cherries this time of year, you can still buy a frozen bag or a can of cherries to make a yummy cherry pie, since today is (you guessed it) National Cherry Pie Day!
Or if you want to go the easy route, don’t worry! Head on over to your local bakery, they’re sure to have some fresh cherry pies that you can bring to your office break room to share this afternoon. Don’t forget to lay your American-Made Cutlery pie server next to those delicious pies to make it easier to cut and share!
January has passed, and most people’s New Year’s resolutions have come to a halt. Now that we’re in February, how can we get back on the healthy bandwagon? This month is American Heart Month, a month that aims to bring awareness to our heart health and the prevention of heart disease. How can we do this?
Track your heart health stats (talk to your doctor about your blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol goals)
Eat healthier (increase intake of fruits, veggies, whole grains, while reducing sodium, saturated fat & sugar intake)
Be physically active (the NIH recommends 30 minutes, 5 days a week)
The easiest way to hold yourself accountable for any of the above is to form a support group. Who else in your office would love to improve their heart health? Get the group motivated by handing out matching red logo knives to your team at work. Go on daily walks together after lunch; share yummy healthy recipes at your company potluck; have a competition to see who can reach their heart health goals first. Remember, #OurHearts are healthier together!
At the top of most people’s Valentine’s shopping lists this week are chocolates & jewelry, wallets & toolboxes, right? How about you change it up this year and get your whole team at work the best pocket knife they’ve ever seen? They can keep it in their car, kitchen, or garage, and if you have it engraved with something thoughtful they’ll think of you every time they use it.
Are you in charge of planning your next company breakfast meeting? Is everyone tired of the same boring ol’ bagel & cream cheese spread? Take it up a notch by turning it into a bagel & lox platter. After all, today is National Bagel & Lox Day!
Here’s all you will need:
Assortment of fresh bagels
Variety of cream cheese flavors
Lox- thinly sliced cold salmon cured in salt (not to be confused with smoked salmon)
Yummy toppings: capers, cucumbers, dill, tomatoes, & red onions
An American-made bread knife with your company logo to slice up your fresh bagels
By adding high-protein lox to your simple bagel & cream cheese, you will be able to breeze through the rest of your morning without any hunger pangs!
Are you a die-hard ice cream fan? Or will you, on occasion, settle for frozen yogurt? Since the 1970’s, people have been eating fro-yo, the close cousin of ice cream. While ice cream is made up of a mixture of milk and cream, frozen yogurt is made of (you guessed it) yogurt, milk, and cream. The addition of yogurt to the recipe makes it a lower fat, lower calorie alternative to ice cream, with perhaps a little less guilt as well.
What flavor will you choose today, on National Frozen Yogurt Day? Cookie dough, strawberry, pistachio, chocolate or vanilla? Maybe add a few toppings and make your own delicious fro-yo sundae. Are you drooling yet? But the only way you’ll be able to scoop it into your bowl is with a reliable American-made ice cream scoop.
Every week boys across America gather in meeting rooms with their fathers to learn how to become reliable, kind members of society. The Boy Scouts of America have been around since 1910 and have around 2.4 million (!) youth members and almost 1 million (!) adult volunteers.
Here are the rules about being a Boy Scout:
Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Scout Mission: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
So this week, as we celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, make sure every Scout is equipped with one of these 3 personalized pocket knives in their camping bag, ready to safely conquer the great outdoors.
As you enjoy your warm, flaky, buttery croissant with your coffee this morning, are you aware of how long this delicious pastry has been around? The kipferl, or crescent-shaped bread, originated in 13th century Austria, and then spread to France. By the mid-1800s, the French developed their own version of this tasty bread, and dubbed it the croissant.
Making croissants from scratch requires dedication, patience, and high-quality ingredients. The process of making the dough is called “lamination,” which consists of making a yeast-leavened dough and layering it with butter. The dough is then rolled and folded many times in order to create alternating layers of dough and butter. Once the croissant dough is rolled into its crescent shape and placed in the oven, all the layers of butter release steam as they melt into the dough, creating the lovely airy center and crunchy exterior that we all know and love.
Today on National Croissant Day, treat your employees and customers to a platter of croissants from your local bakery. Don’t forget to grab your American-made bread knife to cut them up for sharing!